Several of us here in the waiting room have expressed the same sentiment today - that we're depressed because Rob didn't make any forward progress today. Mom, Dad and I just got back from talking with his nurses and we've been told that he's really fighting the ventilator. He also has a high fever from an infection, probably in his lungs. His stats aren't the best (but better than Sunday!) and they're giving him the paralytic now to keep him still.
So that's the bad news...but the good news is that the nurses assure us that they see this type of up and down all.the.time in the ICU. Since today was down, we're hoping for an up day tomorrow.
I can't explain it, but I feel such peace that all will be well again (well, at this moment anyway). I know that peace is coming from the HUNDREDS of you praying for us.
When you say your prayers tonight, please sneak in another one for our dear Rob. Pray that the antibiotics take care of his infection and that we see more progress tomorrow.
Thank you again for hanging in there with us. There have been so many sweet people loving on my family this week. Friends have been with us for hours in the waiting room today, there's always a new meal in my parents' fridge or on their doorstep when they arrive home at night, friends have been taking care of my Jack so I can be here at the hospital, etc. I couldn't begin to capture all of your kind deeds. We are so extremely grateful, and so thankful that it's Thursday and we still have Rob.